"Waiting to be referred for lower back pain"
About: Lanarkshire Community Services / Physiotherapy Lanarkshire Community Services Physiotherapy
Posted by superwell (as ),
I have just been to the physio for the 4th time. I explained that I had been to my GP and the hospital and was told I had a slipped disc and would need referal to a back specialist for a scan and op.
I had already taken my pain killers so the pain was less and was told my symptoms did not require a referal. I am in extreme pain in the mornings and explained this but was told to do exercises which I have been doing for 6 months now to no avail. I was also told by a chiropractor 6 months ago that I needed a scan.
Why is it a GP cannot refer me as this would have been sorted months ago? I now need to wait 3 weeks to see a senior phsiotherapist